Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
Startupizer supercharges OS X's Login Items list by letting you determine the order in which login items load, as well as configure conditions that determine whether each item loads.
There's no shortage of password managers for OS X, but Lunabee's OneSafe, like the popular 1Password, sets itself apart with a smart feature set and impressive usability.
Flexibits's newest Mac app is Chatology, which attempts to improve on searching your Messages logs. Unfortunately, the app seems to have contracted some of Messages's own flakiness.
This utility lets you use keyboard shortcuts to place frequently-used text snippets into your documents.
If you find yourself typing the same text strings over and over, navigating to the same file-locations, or running through the same menus, you need to try Keyboard Maestro.
Bjango's iStat Menus 4 does a better job than the competition when it comes to showing you what's going on inside your Mac.
Writing a script is fun. Formatting a script? Less so. Highland won't replace Final Draft for most professionals, but it's a wonderful supplemental tool for getting the most important part—the writing—on digital paper.
Eye-Friendly's keyboard shortcuts and multiple-display support make it a nice resolution switcher for Retina MacBooks.
Timebar's visual approach to timers repurposes your menu bar inoffensively.
If you need to display and update data on a regular basis with a minimum of difficulty, it's unlikely that you'll find anything better at handling that task than Status Board.
If you find OS X's built-in capabilities for unarchiving and uncompressing files to be too limited, you'll want to check out Dag Agren's free The Unarchiver.
Lost Photos helps you find photos, received via email, that have gotten lost in your ever-growing archive of old messages.
Macpaw's catch-all utility offers scanning and cleanup of accumulated fluff—generally unused files and applications—on your Mac.